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as well, neither was your explanation today. >> don't want the irs ever being perceived to be bias and anything less than neutral. this is something that people are properly concerned about. >> neil: that is an understatement, and get ready, this is about to get worse, and apparently the message from conservatives is this: not being straight about what happened in benghazi is one thing. going straight to the irs to target groups you don't like, that is quite another thing. and that is the charge, and that is the fear. so much we don't know. this much we do. if richard nixon once famously said he gave his enemies a sword, this president might have just given them a chain saw. >> neil: welcome. i'm neil cavuto. now it's tea partiers who want to dunk the president, because they are still not have the agency going after him and whether he or anyone in his administration told the irs to do it, my next guess has had it, predicted it, dealt with it, and now wants to speak out more about it. mark on the phone with us now. mark, what did you make of the president's attempted explanation of
, that the irs had targeted these conservative groups. a lot of stuff going on with this white house. >> there's big unanswered questions in both cases. if you look -- if you take a breath and say what is speculation and what is fact in both of those stories, there are still a lot of unanswered questions and republicans as a political and substantive matter, i think, are going to have to do a better job than they have in the past if they are going to serve the public interest and help to get to the unanswer the questions as opposed the breathless hysteria to things that aren't real. >> to get to the truth because a lot of things are real here. let's get to the facts. >> the irs we start with which is under fire accused of targeting conservative nonprofit groups for additional scrutiny for years. the independent agency already has apologized but there are a lot of questions yet to be answered this morning. low level employees at the cincinnati field office started looking into groups with patriot and tea party in the name. about 300 in all. dating back to 2010. some of the groups were reportedl
hill are really stepping up their attacks against the obama administration all over that irs extra scrutiny of conservative groups. a report by the inspector general indicates that agents with the irs began targeting conservative groups who were applying for tax exempt status, going back as early as march of 2010. cnn obtained a copy of the report which is due to be released this week. house republicans are urging president barack obama to condemn the irs for targeting groups t. groups apparently either had the words tea party in their name patriot on their applications. >> this is truly outrageous. it contributes to the profound distrust that the american people have in government. it is absolutely chilling that the irs was singling out conservative groups for extra review. >> president obama mentioned this controversy right before the start of his meeting with the visiting british prime minister. as we mentioned, david cameron sitting down with him. here's what he had to say just a few moments ago. >> as mepgsd, the president and prime minister cameron are expected to speak live
when four americans were murdered overseas? >>> targeted by the irs. a stunning admission and an apology tonight. why the government is saying sorry to the tea party and admitting mistakes were made. >> reporter: found alive. after an incredible 17 days trapped beneath rubble, tonight how a young woman survived an awful building collapse that has now claimed over a thousand lives. >>> and the rising. a spectacular crowning achievement high above new york city. now once again an incomparable view from the top. now once again an incomparable view from the top. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it is now clear that a lot of things influence what the obama administration said about the attack on september 11 of this past year on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the attack raged for hours. in the end there were four dead. quotes gathered from government e-mails after the event now show some people seem to be as concerned over how to describe it as they were over what had happened. our ambassador and three others had
dagen: thank you, stuart. a history of how well the irs has been used for political purposes. connell: good morning, everybody. i am connell mcshane. dagen: we learn more about the targeting of conservative groups. pressure mounting on the white house to act. connell: bernanke showing us the exit. new details on the feds plan to stop pumping money into the economy. dagen: president obama hosting britain's prime minister. we will take you there live. connell: k.t. mcfarland is just back from china where she retraced the steps of president nixon's visits. that is just ahead on markets now. ♪ connell: we will be all over this irs story. connell: we cannot forget that she is the tax reporter for years. nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: we of gains. we have retail sales numbers that are better than expected. you are seeing a little bit of a pullback. the dow jones industrials down about 36 points right now. the tech heavy nasdaq is virtually flat right now. when you look at the dow jones industrial component, and intel and alcoa are the top. toyota motor,
stories tonight. the irs and benghazi. the president called one outrageous, the other a sideshow. let's start with the outrageous. taxes, if you're honest and pay them, the best feeling you get after april 15th, is, well, that's over with. you try to believe the system is basically fair, that those progressive rates really mean something, that those irs people who go over your returns really are looking to keep people honest and they're fair about it. how else can you deal with this? this is if you don't have some basic faith in the system, you can't even do your return. so this, my progressive independent reasonably conservative friends, is how we live in this country. how we try to be good citizens. and we are the ones, we are the ones most furious about this irs story that's just come out. do those people know what they've done to undermine the basic civic faith we've all got about not being chumps, being honest at tax time? to they know what they've done to the faith of this republic and what it can do to keep us who we are? there are the right wing people out there. they love thi
today. $3.95 a trade. neil: forget benghazi nothing scares americans more than the irs, that other threat from over there, and what officials here knew, and when they whether or not you it is one thing. unleashing the force to unwitting public is there are thing, i am neil cavuto, apology not accepted, many conservative groups still mad, demanding committee hearings and more, a scandal that seems almost nixonian. the irs admitting it targeted right wing groups for amounted to nothing less than harassment. this is not the case of a few irs agents "going rogue," this is the case of irs getting orders to go after republican or republican-leaning groups, but the question is, who gave those orders, and how high up did they go. for now obama administration says they are inappropriate. you know thing are bad when mainstream media is not buying it, that tells me between benghazi and this, the white house has the makings of a mess. self-motivated, and now self-detonated, we look at far reaching implication of this. of what it says about whether irs can be trusted. to whether the add mone ad
verbatim information to folks, and including the speaker of the house. >> concerning the irs, is the president concerned about the allegations and will he make sure that those involved are held accountable. >> allegations oses what? >> the irs story. >> i health spoken to the president about that but you can be sure that if there was inappropriate conduct here that he would want it thoroughly investigated and we would not tolerate that. >> when did the white house become aware that the irs was looking into the tax. exempt applications. >> i don't have an answer to that specifically. i know when the -- they gap investigating it, it's been investigating for however long the irs said but i don't have a specific answer to that. what i can tell you is what we learned today, two things, one, the irs has clearly taken action to correct this. clearly stated from the leadership of the irs, that this is unappropriate and unacceptable behavior, and we concur with that and expect a thorough investigation, and for all the necessary corrections to be made. >> conservative groups are compla
>> we'll see you tomorrow. >> the tax man in trouble. growing calls to investigate irs after the agency, which is supposed to remain neutral, admits to targeting conservative groups right before the 2012 election. organization using t names patriots or tea party in their application for tax exempt status were flagged for further review. the irs now apologizing, but the bigger issue developing. this is the same agency set to enforce the new health care law. someone here says watch out. folks opposing obamacare could be the next target. hi, everyone. i'm brenda buttner. this is "bulls and bears." here they are. gary, tobin, jonas, john, and david. nice to have you. welcome to everybody. toby, you said based on history, anyone who goes against the health care law should be ready for an audit? >> yeah. the history started with kennedy. get back to his enemies. there was audits. nixon is famous for this. it's been a historical per view of the president to go after his or her enemies with audits. by the way, that is about the biggest way you can get to somebody's face and this type
they asked about rumors of bias against conservative groups three times and the irs replied with denials of any knowledge of that kind of policy five times. >> peter with the very latest in washington. we'll be talking about this quite a bit. thank you. eric. >> also dominating this weekend's headlines, the mounting questions for the white house as the country now learns the administration's official story on the terror attack that killed those four americans in benghazi. turned out it was heavily revised. twelve different changes made to the talking points delivered by united states ambassador susan rice when she explained on five sunday affairs programs that the attack was a spontaneous demonstration prompted by that youtube video. this as new e-mails revealed the white house was involved in some of those revisions leading to charges that the white house tried to mislead the country. it denies doing that intentionally and denies any political motivation. for someone at the highest levels of white house debates in previous white house we turn to him, i don't know bolton, fox contributor
for a body in motion. >>> if you've got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous, it is contrary ri to our traditions and people have to be held accountable and it's got to be fixed. >> president insisted those responsible will be held accountable as you heard. senate democrats including majority leader reid are now joining republicans in expressing outrage and the retiring chairman of the senate finance committee says his committee will investigate this quote outrageous abuse of power. >>> on syria, the president and prime minister have condemned the violence. >> we'll continue work to establish the facts around the use of chemical weapons in syria. >> syria's history is being written in the blood of her people and it is happening on our watch. there is no more urgent international task than this. >> we'll talk about the tonal differences between cameron and obama. >>> and the whole issue of this, of talking points frankly throughout this process, has been a side show. suddenly three days ago, this gets spun up as if t
want to get to the irs. congressman rogers briefly. >> nobody is calling for military action in syria. who one. >> what are key calling for? >> there are great options and you know those. this is not something we should be arguing about. the arab league partners lost confidence in the united states. they are asking us not to be on the ground. they don't want our groups on the ground. they hee need help coordinatine efforts. the problem is they are getting to places we don't want them to go. >> i'm sorry i just got to sea. >> chris: real quick. >> the administration is doing that and coordinating with the arab league. you and i met with king abdull la and others they are working with the whose and they are involved not the discussion. >> chris: we he could continue this conversation but i want to get both of you on the record about the irs. dramatic developments this week. only a limited time. the irs admits that it targeted tea party, other conservative patriot groups that had that in their name for extra scrutiny and now turns out today new reports that some officials within the irs
. >> that's thomas pickering of course. front two, the growing scandal, i think a very big one over the irs and its targeting of tea party groups, targeting that may have dated back to 2011. >> do these people not remember the nixon administration? >> it's unspeakable and the president of the united states, the head of the administration, the head of this government needs to come out today and condemn this. >> joining me this hour a number of people. nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander, white house reporter for politico and richard wolf, executive editor of msnb contract.com. we're going to get to everything. i think the irs is the big story. peter, i'm dismayed by the white house continuing to say a few bad apples out there in cincinnati when we're learning that it was washington, the irs itself, that ordered this review of these right-wing organizations. my question is can they isolate this to a few civil servants in cincinnati? or is this an irs-wide issue o an administration-wise issue? >> it appears the president's position is they want this inspector general's report, t
national news, well, it's not paranoia if the irs is really out to get you. the agency apparently singled out conservative groups, enemies of the president, but the president says he first learn birthday it friday when the story broke. and those taxmen seen headed under the bus. >>>nd the money lead. the cozy relationship between banks and the credit agencies that rate them. a key factor of the financial meltdown in 2008, experts say. senator al franken says it's still going on and he's our guest. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. the verdict is in. dr. kermit gosnell is guilty of three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of babies born alive in his abortion clinic in philadelphia. also he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a woman who came to him as an abortion, 21 counts of aborting 24 weeks or older and 211 counts of violation of informed consent. whenever we discuss this case, we have to warn viewers that the details are brewsome. gosnell ran a cruel abortion clinic until the feds raided it in 2010 on violations of drug violations. prosecutors
that the internal revenue service has been maintaining an enemy's list of its own. the irs admitting that conservative nonprofit groups like the tea party, were targeted. but a leaked inspector general report shows that list could be larger than first represented, includes groups ttat criticized how the government was being run, groups that sought to education americans on the couldn't talk and the -- on the couldn't sawingconstitution andf right, president obama claimed he had no idea. >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that i think most people learned, i think friday. and this is pretty straightforward. if in fact, irs personnel engaged in thh kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that is outrageous. lou: one of the targets individuals, jenny beth martin, cofounder of tea party patriots will be our guest here. associated press reporting that the obama justice deputy secretly obtained into months of phone records belonging to associated press reporters and editors, associated press ceo gary pruitt
, today you saw that news conference live on cnbc calling the irs targeting of conservative groups outrageous. he says he has no patience for what happened. but the story has not gone away. it has sparked outrage from both sides of the aisle. you'll hear the outrage coming zblup we'll hear from john mccain of arizona ands al franken of minnesota. their reaction to the actions out of the irs. also talk to them about new bank regulations they are setting. >>> the other story we're following, the bloomberg breach. we continue to sort out who snooped on whom through their highly coveted and very expen expensive information terminals and what information may have come out that should not have. we have much more on that very important story just ahead as well. >> absolutely. >>> in the meantime let's take a look at where we stand as we approach this final stretch. we've been in the red all day as you can see here. actually we're at the best levels of the afternoon here hua decline in the session of 22 points on the dow jones industrial average. 15,096. pulling back from the all time high
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benghazi all the time. the irs may have give them a new controversy that is actually pretty controversial. now the g.o.p. congress has two causes to champion, two chances to demand high ranking democraticdemocratic scalps. while they may not have the impeachment they want, they will can use anger not ideas to get out the conservative vote in in 2016. the ambassador who co-chaired the report on the benghazi attack, then we'll talk about the political absurdities with our panel of non-experts. benghazi and the irs. they may or may not be real scandals, but they're real stories and money will be raised off of them for many months to come. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> good evening i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you so much for joining us tonight. just when you might have thought the benghazi issue was sputtering out it looks like benghazi may be with us for many mores to come. four americans including ambassador chris stevens died when the american facility in benghazi was attacked on 9/11/2012. they found serious makes had been found in security arrangemen
taking a question after meeting with the british prime minister saying this irs conduct is not acceptable. >> i can tell you if you have the irs, anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, that is outrageous, contrary to our traditions and people have to be held accountable and have to be fixed. >ridge: another promise investigation. chairman max baucus says they should be prepaaed for a full investigation by the senate finance committee, the irs will now be the ones put under additional scrutiny. treasury inspector general is investigating this and has assembled a timeline of the irs targeting conservative groups showing irs search for groups apply for tax-exempt status involving tea party groups in the spring of 2010. in july they requested specialists to be on the lookout. july 2011 attended a briefing, and on the agenda that day was the discussion of identifying groups whose issues involve government spending and debt and taxes and criticize how the government is run. this is only part of the inspector general's report. officials will release the full report this week. back to
. >> people have to be held accountable and it has to be fixed. >> the president responds to the irs scandal. the word that made some groups target for the tax man. >> bullets fly at a mother's day parade. now video of the gunman as he opened fire on the crowd. >> and in the wake of last week's deadly accident on the bay, a youth racing team decides to bail out of the america's cup. >> did you feel it this afternoon? a couple degrees cooler than over the weekend. the cooldown is not done yet. find out how chilly the afternoons will get. we have the sunshine now. find out when clouds are coming back as well. the forecast in about 10 minutes. ,,,,,, news the i-r-s gave extra scrutiny to politically conservative gr. >> outrage is growing over news that the irs gave extra scrutiny to politically conservative group. we have how the president addressed the issue for the first time today. >> reporter: president obama says he will not tolerate political bias at the irs. >> people have to be held accountable and it has to be fixed. >> reporter: answering questions at a news conference with britain's
at 3. [inaudible conversations] >> treasury secretary jack lew and acting irs commissioner steven miller testified wednesday before a senate be appropriations subcommittee on their department's 2014 budget request and the effect of automatic spending cuts on their employees and operations. this hearing is an hour, 40 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, everybody. the subcommittee on financial services and general government will come to order. today the hearing will be about the department of treasury's request for their fiscal '14 appropriations, and we will also hear, take testimony from acting director mr. miller from the internal revenue service, and we will also be listening to the ig for the department of treasury to give us ideas and recommendations on how we can improve the functioning of government, avoid any boondoggles particularly in the area of technology and also we're taking hearing particularly on irs, we're not only going to talk about what are the best ways to collect the money, but also make sure we have a seasons of frugality on how we spend t
out for you! >> sean: tonight a hannity investigation into the irs targeting tea party conservatives. we have full coverage but first our top story tonight. the white house is scrambling to respond to brand new allegations that top administration officials were responsible for editing the benghazi talking points. in a moment we will show you highlights from today's intense press briefing. first an abc news investigation is revealing that the benghazi talking points that they were revised 12 separate times. it is important to note we he now have proof that major edits were made at the suggestion of political appointees. one of those officials was state department spokeswoman victoria new land when she received an early draft of the talking points she made the political judgment to remove the paragraphs detailing recent terrorist attacks in the region because it "could be abused by members of congress to beat up the state department for not paying attention to warnings." so why would we want to feed that? remember, that was an e-mail from a top aide to the secretary of state. not a mem
, benghazi and the irs. today, the irs admits its agents targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny. >> i don't think you accidentally focus on the tea party, but it wouldn't be the first time the irs has been used for political purposes. >> our sunday exclusive with republican susan collins. >> the irs has done everything possible to deny access to the information that would outline the truth. >> before, after and during the attack thomas pickering was part of the panel that looks into it all. he joins us with his take. and a shocking pentagon report estimating more than 25,000 sexual assaults are committed every year in the military. >> this is not only a crime against a victim, this is a betrayal to your unit. >> the problem and the fix with two iraq war veterans now serving on capitol hill. hawaii's tulsy gabbert. and our panel on the irs, rand paul and hillary clinton. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." joining me now senator susan collins of maine. thank you, senator collins, for being here. here's what we know so far about the irs. we will have an inspector genera
now. double trouble for the administration, benghazi and the irs. >> today the irs admits the agents targeted tea party group for extra scrutiny. >> i don't think you accidentally focus on the tea party but it wouldn't be the first time the irs has been used for political purposes. >> our exclusive with susan collins of maine on the irs and benghazi. >> the white house has done everything possible to block access to the information that would outline the truth. >> before, during and after the attack. former ambassador thomas pickering is part of a panel that looked in it to all. he joins us. and a shocking pentagon report estimating 25,000 sexual assaults are committed every year in military. >> this is not only a crime against the victim. this is a betrayal to your unit. >> the problem and the fix with two iraq war veterans serving on capitol hill. hawaii's gabbert and tammy duckworth of illinois. and our panel on tea parties in the irs, republicans and benghazi, rand paul and hillary clinton. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." joining me now senator susan collins of m
. if in fact irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. and there is no place for it. and they have to be held fully accountable. >> meanwhile, today, tea party favorite in florida senator marco rubio called for steven miller to step down. he said, quote, it is clear the irs cannot operate with even a shred of the american he's amendment confidence under the current leadership. and it is drawing criticism from the democrats as well. the actions of the irs are unacceptable and unamerican. virginia senator tim kaine said there's no excuse for ideological discrimination in our system. the flood gates have open. i have senator shaheen with a comment. senator warren, ron johnson as well. so aed in gate of lawmakers now commenting on this irs scandal from both sides of the aisle. >> absolutely. that flood gate will surely open up to investigations that will be conducted by the senate and the house. chairman baucus saying he will use his committee in order to look at what happened at the irs.
in on scandals like benghazi and the irs targeting conservative groups. breaking news on a potential third scandal. this one involves the justice department and the associated press. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge here with breaking details. >> the president of the associated press confirms in a letter to eric holder the department of justice seized records from more than 27 phone lines assigned to the associated press and journalists affecting ap bureaus in new york city. hartford, connecticut and the house of representatives. the letter states that the extraordinary action was taken without advanced notice to the a.p. or journalists affected. in possible justification for overbroad communications of the associated press and its reporters. these records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources. we regard this action by the department of justice as a serious interference with the a.p.'s constitutional rights to gather and report the news. while the justice department's investigation and its apparent connection to the a.p. have not been publicly dispo
tonight with two irs scandals. one that is positively roiling the beltway and the country and another that has received so little attention it might as well be a secret. the president today responded to the scandal everyone's heard about, the one that broke open. when the irs admitted the agency targeted for extra scrutiny conservative and tea party groups seeking nonprofit status. >> this is pretty straightforward. if, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that had been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. and there's no place for it. and, they have to be held fully accountable. i've got no patience with it, i'll not tolerate it and we'll make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. >> the president taking the position pretty much all reasonable people are taking on this scandal, which is that it's outrageous that a government agency would be targeting political groups based on ideolo ideology. it's unacceptable and the sort of thing that cannot be allowed to happen in this country. but that scandal d
. >> shannon: a firestorm over the irs decision to target certain political groups is getting hotter. a draft by the inspector general is calling into question who knew what, when. hadt says that senior officials at the irs knew that agency were putting tea peafert groupsurn the microscope. but the irs is pinning it on low-level employees, saying it was not politically motivate the doos doos has -- peter doocy has more. >> reporter: lawmakers are fired up about the irs targeting groups that. and it will add to the distrust that many have of the federal government. >> it is absolutely chill that this irs was singling out conservative groups for extra review. i think it's very disappointing that the president hasn't personally condemned this. >> reporter: nearly two full years ago on june 29, 2011, lois learner, the director of the irs division in charge of tax-exempt status was part of a briefing where she learned groups were set sside for extra security if they had tea party, patriot or 912 in their title. and those with government debt had their cases stont specialists. learner ordered that
're sorry. that's what the irs is saying to conservative groups and tea party members after at mitting it was "inappropriate" to target those groups during the 2012 election. the irs singling out dozens of organizations to see if they were guilty of violating their tax exempt status. some tea party groups are saying an apology isn't enough. and now congress is calling for an investigation. we have more now on the story. molly? >> reporter: hi, yes, more republicans are joining the chorus calling into an investigation. why the irs singled out various conservative political groups for extra scrutiny during the 2012 election year as these groups applied for tax-exempt status. just because they had words like "tea party" or "patriots" in their names. some groups have been waiting for years for that tax-exempt status to be granted. as the irs investigated them. lois learner, who heads the irs division that oversees tax-exempt groups, says it was simply a way, albeit an inappropriate way, to categorize groups applying for this kind of tax-exempt status. and that there was not any political b
have today. "the willis report" is next. gerri: tonight on "the willis report" the irs abuses of power scandal . >> this is something people are properly concerned about >> questions about the government targeting conservative groups. is too much technology making us stupid? we have the details of new research. the best way to navigate the market our panel of financial experts answers our questions. tonight on "the willis report." gerri: the irs over reach is the top story. the agency tops one negative -op groups and whether the independent agency is becoming a stronger arm for the obama administration. the president goes on the defense calling it outrageous. >> the irs as an independent agency requires absolute integrity and people have to have confidence they are applying it in the non-partisan way. of the laws in a non-partisan way. you should feel that way regardless of party democrat or independent or republican gerri: the house will investigate with of friday's hearing with kevin brady of texas and a member of that committee. welcome back. good to see you. for this taxpayer heari
. there are new demands for congressional investigations into two explosive and developing stories today. the irs, targeting conservative groups, leading up to the 2012 general election. and new questions over the obama administration's handling of the benghazi attack. we first start this morning with benghazi. you know, after hearings last week, lawmakers are speaking out, focusing on a string of emails that seem to suggest there were a lot more changes in the initial official story than first thought. good morning and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: hi, everybody. happy mothers day. press secretary jay carney took some serious heat this week -- a lot of people did on the issue, from white house reporters. this was on friday. >> eric: absolutely. but now a growing number of lawmakers are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a select committee to investigate the benghazi attack. steve centanni is live in washington with the latest on that. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, eric. plenty of friction on the sunday talk shows, on the reve
or republican, this should send a chill up your spine. >> if, in fact, irs personnel were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. >> how stupid do they think we are? >> of course the white house knows about it. >> identi've got no patience wi. >> these are the most ruthless police politicians i've ever seen. >> we don't have time to play political games. >> it was willful removal of information. >> how could you change talking points 12 times? >> a full issue of talking points has been a sideshow. >> i'd call it a cover-up. >> who executes some sort of cover-up for three days? the whole thing defies logic. >>> it's been a busy start to the week for the president, facing a stacked agenda complete with an array of critics seeking to degrade his every effort. the president just touched down in new york. he'll deliver remarks at two democratic fund-raisers, having departed washington dogged by twin controversies, seized upon by rabid republicans, desperate to plant slogans of scandal right across this administration. after days dominated by benghazi and renewed
of conservative groups by the i.r.s. "outrageous," and vowed to get to the bottom of the scandal. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we examine the allegations the agency singled out groups with the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their names. >> brown: then we get the latest on the trial of the philadelphia abortion doctor found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder. >> woodruff: we talk to marcia coyle about today's unanimous supreme court decision, upholding monsanto's patent on soybean seeds. >> brown: margaret warner updates the winners and losers in saturday's election in pakistan, marred by violence and allegations of vote rigging. >> woodruff: hari sreenivasan has the story of the genocide conviction of former guatemalan dictator ephraim rios montt, as seen from inside the courtroom last week. when the verdict was read, total chaos broke out. there was a swarm of cameramen who just encircled the defense team looking for that shot of the century. >> brown: and we close with the voices of african-american poets, compiled i
ariel castro's brothers is "outfront." and first, the irs is accused of targeting groups depending on their politics and now the justice department is accused of a massive and unprecedented snooping on america's journalists. what is going on in washington? let's go "outfront." >> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, just in, we have new audio recordings of the dispatch radio communications moments after the police arrested ariel castro last week. take a listen. >> adam 23. the neighbor rides motorcycles. he had like three motorcycles that he personally owns. the suspect. >> we've got ariel castro and castro in custody here at mcdonald's. >> thank you. >> and this comes as we're learning that the fbi has run the suspected kidnapper's dna across the national data basement a lot of people wondered if there are other women linked to this. so far, no links to open crimes. his dna is ruled out of other state or national cases that have dna. now the former bus driver who is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting michelle knight, amanda berry and gina de
. the woman's child who is 19 was hiding in the basement. >>> growing outrage over how the irs treated tea party groups in the run-up to the presidential election. as far back as 2011. >> this is truly outrageous and it contributes to the profound mistrust that the american people have in government. it is absolutely chilling that the irs was singling out conservative groups for extra review. >> details are contained in a new treasury department report that's expected to come out this week. candy crowley has more in about ten minutes from now. >>> more now in our breaking news out of new orleans. cnn affiliate wdsu reporting now that 10 to 12 people have been shot at the intersection of frenchman and north villery streets. they're being taken to the hospital for treatments. there was an pay parentally an inform at mother's day parade going on. we'll update you with more information as we get it. >>> she is a convicted murderer now on suicide watch but the jodi arias saga not over yet. same jury that convicted her will be back in court this week. i'll tell you what's coming up in the case n
the administration is going to have to deal with and the president may have to answer questions, the irs admitting it targeted tea party groups for additional scrutiny. >> i don't care if you're a conservative, a liberal, democrat or republican, this should send a chill up your spine. >> it is absolutely chilling that the irs was singling out conservative groups for extra review. and i think that it very disappointing that the president hasn't personally condemned this and spoken out. >> it clear that democrats and the president have had less to say and less criticism this much than the republicans, but do the republicans have a point? >> they absolutely have a point. if the irs was targeting conservative groups for selective enforcement, that ought to be concerning to all democrats and republicans alike. >> do heads need to roll? there will be congressional hearings for sure. >> if the irs was selectively enforcing the law, absolutely heads need to roll. i wish there was more gop interest during the bush administration, where they audited a church in my district. i'm glad now that the gop has fou
and this irs thing. >> and big questions tonight throughout the day today on fox news. thanks for joining us. >> "america live" starts right now. >>> a pair of growing scandals threatening to envelope the white house at this hour. welcome to "america live." i'm megyn kelly. first, the irs admits now that it inappropriately targeted conservative groups for additional scrutiny during the 2012 elections but it happened long before that as well. we have since learned that its admissions don't come close to encapsulating what it did. >>> bebegin with the benghazi terror attack that killed four americans including our ambassador on 9/11 of last year in benghazi, libya. over the past few days, reports surfaced the administration's talking points were changed over and over again. steve hayes broke it first last week. and jonathan carl doubled down and wow, have things changed since then. the talking points originally offered by the caa were watered down significantly. completely changed them, to delete references to suspected ties between the ties and islamic militants, al qaeda groups to scrub the
plan that makes this -- >> i want to get to the irs. >> nobody is calling for military action in syria. no one. >> then what are we calling 0 for? >> there are some great options. we shouldn't even debate. this is not something we should be arguing about. the arab league partners have lost confidence in the united states. they're asking us not to be on the ground. they don't want our boots on the ground but they need help coordinating the effort between the arab league partners who are, in fact, already giving weapons to the opposition. the problem is, they're getting to places that we don't want them to go. >> gentlemen -- >> i'm sorry. i just have to say the administration is absolutely doing that. they are coordinating with the arab league. >> that's just not true. >> you and i met with king abdullah and others and he said, look, we're working with the white house. they are involved in those discussions. >> he gentlemen, we can continue this conversation but i want to get you on the record about the irs. dramatic developments this week. we only have limited time. the irs admits that
about their groups and contacts. here is how one tea party leader described the increased irs scrutiny. >> every facebook post and comment on our facebook page, every e-mail we send in the names of any congressman or sthor or staffer that are supported around the country talk to is a complete violation of the first amendment rights. we have a right to talk to our congressman and senators as citizens. the irs doesn't need to be asking for that much information from us. >> certainly conservatives are singled out and they had words such as tea party or patriot in their name. the law allows 501c4 tax exempt status even if they do political advocacy as long as political advocacy is not their main mission. the irs said there was an increase of groups applying for 501c4 status, but officials looking for a way to find out which are not meeting the legal requirements and started with the names. >> they didn't do this because there was political bias going on. they did it because they were working together. this was a stream line way for them to refer to the cases, and they didn't have the appr
>> michael: memo to the irs, the tea party is like a cranky two year old at bedtime. yes, they kra and pout and spout gibberish and make a lot of noise, but eventually they'll tucker themselves out. so for god's sakes don't rile them up. i'm michael shure. you are in "the war room." [♪ theme music ♪] >> michael: today apparently kicks off conspiracy week on capitol hill featuring reguns of benghazi grandstanding and all new episodes of the gop's latest ginned-up scandal, the irs investigation. this is an issue we have been covering here in "the war room" all year. after citizens united the number of political groups registered as nonprofits shot up, it more than doubled. and the majority were tea party organizations. their status was to register as nonprofits and claim their purpose was to do things like teach people about the constitution. but many were just set up to allow corporate donors to funnel money into campaigns. democrats have been seeking those regulations for a while now. chuck schumer and a group of democratic senators called on the irs to imp
references to terrorism. carnie discusses the acknowledge by the i.r.s. that they unfairly audited groups for their tax status. his briefing is about an hour. >> good friday afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. thank you for being here. i appreciate your patience. before i take your questions i want to note because it has been reported we did as many of you know, have a background briefing here earlier at the white house. i think 14 news organization were represented from online, print and the like. we do those periodically. we hope that the participants find them helpful. no one here thinks that is a substitute for this briefing that is why i'm here to take questions and with that i will go to the associated press. >> thanks, jay. two subjects starting out with the i.r.s. issue. i.r.s. says they flag conservative name -- groups. [unintelligible] when did the white house become aware that the i.r.s. engaged in this? in a tax collection system that relies on trust, do you think e i.r.s.'s credibility is at stake here? and will they call for an investigation? >> we certainly seen those reports.
will watch for any comment from the president on two of the top stories today, the irs scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups and now others as you'll soon learn from mike emanuel and the latest developments in the benghazi investigation. two big stories, we have them covered throughout the show today. we'll bring you the president's remarks live when they happen. first right now brand-new stories and breaking. jon: they have taken out many terror suspects in far away places but now a fresh push to have congress first sign off on some drone missions. will this in anyway slow down the fight against terror suspects? also authorities arrest one of the first responders to that giant fertilizer plant explosion in texas. they have not connected him to that deadly blast, but the charges have certainly left him with some explaining to do. one of these women brutally killed, the other is about to go on trial years after the murder. the latest development in the search for justice. it's all "happening now." by do we have a lot to get to on this monday morning, including agreeing sc
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